YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT THURSDAY MORNING

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested early Thursday morning after leading deputies on a high-speed chase through Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Alex Millan saw a reckless driver near Avalon Avenue and Highway 62 and attempted to make a traffic stop just after 2

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MARINE VEHICLE FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY THURSDAY MORNING

Morongo Valley firefighters came to the aid of the Marines Thursday morning. According to Firefighter Jones, the convoy of four Marine vehicles were coming up the grade about 8:45 a.m. when the engine in one light infantry vehicle started smoking. The Marines were able to put out most of the

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MORONGO BASIN ROTARY CLUBS FOOD DRIVE TOMORROW

The Rotary Clubs of the Morongo Basin are once again partnering for a Basin-wide food drive. Rotarians will be at all three Stater Brothers in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All monetary or non-perishable food donations are welcome. Donations will go

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ANNUAL RELAY FOR LIFE TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

Hundreds of local residents will join the fight against cancer this weekend in the Morongo Basin’s Relay for Life event, a 12-hour walkathon to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Yucca Valley High School track with a survivors’ lap,

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ASSEMBLYMAN MAYES STAFF TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

District staff representatives for Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Monday, April 3. Staff representatives will be available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with state government.

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CONGRESSMAN COOK’S VETERAN’S EMPLOYMENT BILL EXPECTED TO BECOME LAW

Unemployed veterans, listen up: A new bill, about to become law, may help you earn a paycheck. Reporter David Haldane tells us what’s up… If you’re a U.S. military veteran having a hard time finding a job, you may be about to get some help; a new bill by Congressman

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ART QUEEN EXHIBIT: “RESISTANCE AS ART” OPENS IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Art Queen Gallery in Joshua Tree has a new exhibition on display April 1 through 30. The group exhibition, Resistance as Art: An Environmental and Animal Justice Exhibit, features work from 12 artists, and includes sculpture, painting, prints, photography, political cartoons, and mixed media works. The show includes graphic images;

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BREAKFAST AT COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA COMMUNITY CENTER TOMORROW

This weekend, Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center will host the First Saturday Breakfast from 8 am to 11 a.m. at 65336 Winters Road. Bacon, Eggs, Sausage, Pancakes, including the ever popular Biscuits & Gravy, will cost you 7 bucks; all served with a smile by your friendly mesa neighbors.

THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES CAST FOR “INTO THE WOODS”

Theatre 29 will present the hit Broadway musical “Into the Woods.” The production has been cast by artistic director Charles Harvey and musical director Kathryn Ferguson. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast list…

The Stephen Sondheim fairy tale musical “Into the Woods” has been cast. The childless baker and his

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FREE TENNIS LESSONS START TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Morongo Basin Tennis Association will offer lessons for adults, beginning April 1. The first four lessons are free and lessons for the next eight weeks are at low cost. Lessons will be taught Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m., or Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. All lessons will

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KISS TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

A Kiss tribute band takes the stage for the free “Live at the Rock” concert series tonight at the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says be there and get ready to rock and roll all night…

Tonight at Tortoise Rock, Z107.7 FM presents Kissed Alive, the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS, SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Twentynine Palms High School track and field fell to Coachella Valley High School in a highly contested and wind-dominated meet. Coach Ronda Lockett-Morton said the boys were defeated 71-43 before the meet was finally called off with the triple jump remaining. KJ Morton, Spencer Walton, Adam Mapuatuli and Roy Rathbun

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MORONGO VALLEY MOBILE HOME DESTROYED IN FIRE

A Morongo Valley mobile home is a complete loss after a fire Wednesday morning. According to Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, firefighters were called to the Valley View Mobile Home Park in the 10800 block of West Drive at 8:45 a.m. Heavy smoke and flames were showing from the home when

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PLUG PULLED ON CONTROVERSIAL JOSHUA TREE COMMERCIAL SOLAR PROJECT

After winning approval last year for what was likely the most bitterly contested industrial-scale solar development in Morongo Basin history, energy behemoth NextEra has pulled the plug on their plan at the site of the former Joshua Tree airport. Reporter Mike Lipsitz shines some light on the situation… NextEra pushed

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ASKS VISITORS TO LOOK OUT AFTER 3 TORTOISES KILLED

After three Desert Tortoises were killed in the park last week, Joshua Tree National Park is asking visitors, specifically those driving in the park, to look out for wildlife on the roadways and in parking lots. The three desert tortoises were killed by vehicles, two run over in a campground.

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CALIFORNIA CIGARETTE TAX GOES TO $2.87 A PACK STARTING SATURDAY

The cost of smoking cigarettes and vaping nicotine in California is going up Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff gets out her calculator… If you’re a smoker, the cost of your habit is going up on Saturday, April 1. Last November, California voters approved Proposition 56, an extra $2 per pack

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TOMORROW IS CAESAR CHAVEZ DAY HOLIDAY IN CALIFORNIA

Friday, March 31, is Cesar Chavez Day, a legal holiday in California but not a federal holiday. Here’s a roundup of what’s open and what’s closed: Most state offices, including the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the county courthouse will be closed. The post office will be open, Morongo Unified

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50 PEOPLE TURN OUT FOR CALTRANS PRESENTATION IN MORONGO VALLEY

When Caltrans divided State Route 62 in Morongo Valley with delineators, many were skeptical of their claim that the plastic poles would enhance safety. But in the almost two years since they were installed cross median collisions there went from far above average to zero. Last night Caltrans presented their

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DAV SERVICE OFFICE IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office will be in Joshua Tree to advise and help veterans with questions about their rights, benefits, and claims. This service is free of charge, even without a membership to DAV. The DAV Mobile Service Office program will be held on Saturday, April 1

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SATURDAY’S RELAY FOR LIFE TO FEATURE LUMINARIA CEREMONY

The annual Relay For Life event features a luminary ceremony to commemorate people who have passed from cancer, give hope to those suffering with it, and to celebrate those who have overcome the disease. Here with more is reporter Rebecca Havely… The Relay for Life event will take place April

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